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Helen M Abel

Helen M Abel

Helen M Abel, age 66 of Plum City, died peacefully Friday, December 31, 2021 at her home in Plum City with her family by her side.

Helen was born on April 15, 1955 to Raymond and Dorothy Peterson. She was one of eight children. On May 10, 1974 she married Robert Hanson. Together, they had three children; Lisa, Mary, and Bruce. They later divorced and she devoted the next 18 years to raising her children. Helen married the love of her life, Glen Abel on April 25, 1998. After marriage, they lived on Glen’s family farm until October of 2013, when they then moved to town.

Helen enjoyed being outdoors, making lawn ornaments, and spending time with family and friends. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and her first great granddaughter.

Helen is survived by her husband of 23 years; Glen, children; Lisa (Allen) Bernier, Mary (Andy) Zook, and Bruce (Kennedy Harms) Hanson, step-sons; Steve (Mary) Abel, and Mark Abel, 11 grandchildren; Taylor, Nick, Abby, John, Josh, Kenny, David, Sam, Micah, and Molly, one great granddaughter; Lilly, special sister-in-law; Bonnie Peterson, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; Raymond and Dorothy, granddaughter; Miranda Abel, brother; Raynold, sister; Doris Volkman, and family friend; Jack Tomhave.

Memorial Services will be 11:00AM Friday, January 7, 2022 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Plum City. Rev. Daniel Pfaffe will officiate. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be 4:00PM-7:00PM Thursday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Joanne Hovey

    Sincere Sympathy to Helen's family. She was a special person. ????

  2. Kay & Denny L

    Glen and family, sorry to learn of your loss. Pray that God will be with you through this difficult time, hold fast to your memories, till you meet again.

  3. Nicole Franczok

    I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. My God watch over you thought the rough times but will make you stronger.

  4. Nancy Bowe ( Kannel)

    I'm so sorry for the loss of Helen. We used to work together. I remember how she made us laugh and how silly she was. Hugs to the family.

  5. Kathy Hutter-Messier

    smpathy to the family Abel familyhxco

  6. Patricia Frion

    So very sorry for your loss. Such a great lady.

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